Boxes & Walls: Social Justice Unit

2013 BOXES & WALLS: Social Justice Unit!

The University of Kentucky's CATalyst Coalition is excited to invite you to the 4th annual Boxes & Walls Interactive Museum. Where we challenge all to think outside the BOX and tear down WALLS. This year's theme is Boxes & Walls: Social Justice Unit.

Boxes and Walls is built by UK students, for the UK community. The experience personalizes oppression and the importance of cultural understanding and social identity. This year's experience brings together the African Student Association, NAACP, CCO/Young@Heart, International Student Council, OUTsource, VOX, Leadership and Service Living Learning Program. to make a culturally enriched experience.

Thinking Out of Boxes.... 
     All students involved seek to educate against oppressive behaviors and stereotypes. Participants will have the opportunity to see firsthand how different groups of underrepresented students and their advocates feel in our society and within our campus community. The museum challenges participants to think critically about their contribution to diversity and cultural awareness. Participants leave with a better understanding of various cultures and demographics of our student population. Furthermore, Boxes & Walls also highlights student groups that are taking a stand against social injustice!

Tearing Down Walls of Injustice in the Legal and Criminal Justice Systems ....
     Discrimination is often institutionalized in our interactions with the legal and criminal justice systems. Racial disparities are just the tip of the iceberg. Student organizations highlighted how women, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and individuals with disabilities interact with these systems.

The museum will start in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) - 106 Student Center on April 14th, 15th, and 16 with tours running from 4:00-7:00 PM
(Shows will start every 30 minutes, with the last showing starting at 6:00PM). 

For more information please contact: Kristina Murray Leadership Team Chair at

View Boxes & Walls 2013 flyer here

Funding for Student Programming Efforts!

Student Organization Program Sponsorships

Apply for funding for student-led initiatives and programming.

This initiative has been created to assist in building relationships among student community and enhancing cultural programming opportunities. Please note that requests that reflect a collaboration or partnership between two or more organizations will be given priority access to funding.

CATalyst Membership Application

Application Letter

Membership Application

CATalyst's mission is: The CATalyst Coalition has been cultivated to assist in the process of moving our campus forward on diversity initiatives and creating a student leadership community around social justice.

Their Core Values: Educate, Facilitate, Innovate, Collaborate, & Progress

Fall '13 Schedule of Events

Fall '13 is shaping up to be a great semester for Diversity Education and CATalyst. Check back soon to see what we have in store for the new school year!